Hi guys and girls Happy new year to one and all.
XR250R 1999, kick start only UK model (plastic tank)
Ok here goes my headlight bulb has gone really dull, yeah I know our XR's dont have the brightest but mine is seriously bad.
A few weeks ago before christmas whilst riding home i noticed that my main beam was throwing out the amount of beam spread and distance that the dipped beam should of been doing. As for the dipped beam ok it was rideable as it was bright.
I,m using 55w bulbs in the headlight as oppsed to the 35w standard bulbs and have been for a couple of years now with no ill affects.
I have been behind the headlight this evening and changed the bulb but no difference in brightness I also took apart and wd40'd all the connections behind there, (mmm all of six if i remember correctly)
Anyway when the lights are on engine running tail light and number plate light are fine with no drop in brightness, when I rev the engine the headlight bulb doesnt increase in brightness, neither does it dull when i operate a brake or the horn (thus loading the lighting circuit to take away some power).
Any ideas as to what might be causing this problem, could it be as simple as a bad earth or more expensive????????
Cheers for the help and I will let you know if any ideas that come along fix the problem.